Don’t make financial mistakes which can ruin your vacation, part 1

April arrives later this week. Summer vacations start just a few months from now. Many are actively investigating summer vacation plans, while others are finalizing their travel plans. There are, of course, many ways to lower one’s costs of vacation and increase their enjoyment too, but there are also many important measures vacationers can and […]

Titanic-sized medical bill surprises cruising couple

Anita Dunham-PotterSusan and Larry Smith just wanted to enjoy their first-ever trans-Atlantic voyage aboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2. But when Larry Smith experienced chest pains that landed him in the ship’s infirmary, they were headed for a shock: a medical bill for $1,200.

Why Daschle’s withdrawal makes a difference to travelers

Before Tom Daschle decided to withdraw his nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services, some of my friends felt that forgetting to pay taxes and filing a late return wasn’t a big deal. But my concerns were with his close ties to the very industries he would be overseeing.